Definition of hungry
3 : not rich or fertile : barren a hungry soil
hungrilyplay \ˈhəŋ-grə-lē\ adverb
hungrinessplay \ˈhəŋ-grē-nəs\ noun
Examples of hungry in a Sentence
There are millions of hungry people throughout the world.
That girl is always hungry.
The prisoners' families were hungry for more information.
They were hungry to learn more.
Recent Examples of hungry from the Web
But car trouble stalled her journey, stretching out an already dangerous trip to ten days, and leaving her waiting by the side of the road, hungry, for the car to be fixed.
Like going grocery shopping while hungry, passing up other ingenious furnishings will be a struggle. 78.
Maybe anybody who’s thinking of having a third child ought to go hungry a week.
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The designers gave the women trays of food to suggest the pirates were merely hungry.
These new coin mining cards are just more food for that hungry maw.
The women who collapsed worked 10-hour days, six days a week and reported feeling exhausted and hungry.
Hungry urban consumers watch lunch spots popping up across their city, and praise new options, across-the-board quality, and a dynamic restaurant scene.
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Origin and Etymology of hungry
Middle English, from Old English hungrig; akin to Old English hungor
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
HUNGRY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of hungry for English Language Learners
: suffering because of a lack of food : greatly affected by hunger
: having an uncomfortable feeling in your stomach because you need food : feeling hunger
: feeling a strong desire or need for something or to do something
HUNGRY Defined for Kids
Definition of hungry for Students
1 : feeling or showing hunger
2 : having a strong desire She was hungry for power.
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